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International Journal of Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences
Volume 13, Issue 3, Pages 513-516

A note on maximally resolvable spaces

Department of Mathematics, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

Received 23 November 1988; Revised 2 June 1989

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A.G. El'kin [1] poses the question as to whether any uncountable cardinal number can be the dispersion character of a Hausdorff maximally resolvable space.

In this note we prove that every cardinal number 1 can be the dispersion character of a metric (hence, maximally resolvable) connected, locally connected space. We also proved that every cardinal number 0 can be the dispersion character of a Hausdorff (resp. Urysohn, almost regular) maximally resolvable space X with the following properties: 1) Every continuous real-valued function of X is constant, 2) For every point x of X, every open neighborhood U of x, contains an open neighborhood V of x such that every continuous real-valued function of V is constant. Hence the space X is connected and locally connected and therefore there exists a countable connected locally connected Hausdorff (resp. Urysohn or almost regular) maximally resolvable space (not satisfying the first axiom of countability).